THERE was no shortage of activity at the RGU on Friday evening when the Senior men took on Castlewellan. Immediately afterwards the Senior Presentations took place in the Clubrooms. The Seniors played some gutsy football against a very strong Castlewellan team and thoroughly deserved the two injury time points which earned them a draw. Next up is an away fixture against Annaclone on Friday 20th May.
Congratulations to all the recipients of the various awards at the presentations, who are listed below, especially Joe O’Reilly who has been inducted into the Hall of Fame.
FOOTBALL – MALE:
* PLAYER OF THE YEAR Peter Telford
* PLAYERS’ PLAYER Peter Telford
* YOUNG PLAYER Gerard Collins
* RESERVE PLAYER Conal Mc Nabb
* MINOR PLAYER Declan Turley
* U-20 PLAYER Neil Cunningham
FOOTBALL – FEMALE:
* PLAYER OF THE YEAR Kyla Trainor
* PLAYERS’ PLAYER Louise Kelly
* SPORTSPERSON Siobhan Polly
* MOST IMPROVED PLAYER Orla Quinn
* PLAYER OF THE YEAR Colm Mc Elhone
* RESERVE PLAYER Daniel Connolly
* CLUB PERSON OF THE YEAR Colm McNeill
* HALL OF FAME Joseph O Reilly
The U-14 boys travelled to Loughinisland on Monday night. The put up a great performance winning by 6-11 to 4-09. Next match at home to Carryduff on Mon nite (16th). Training continues Thurs nite at 6 30 and Sat afternoon at 3 pm .
On Thursday evening the U-16’s travelled to Carryduff to take on the league leaders. Although they went down by 3-13 to 0-5 the score in no way reflected what happened on the pitch. Everyone played with great enthusiasm and determination, and no-one was put off by the physical advantage that the opponents enjoyed. This advantage did take its toll in the end, but in most departments of play there was little to choose between the sides. Everyone was totally focussed on the game plan and the lads were unlucky no to have scored at least one goal and a further 5 or 6 points. Conor McGrady had an immense performance in midfield while Adam Prenter and Owen McEvoy played well in the half back line. Johnny Collins also showed up well in midfield causing a lot of disruption to the opponents’ flow of play. Johnny Deeny had a great game between the sticks and cannot be faulted for the goals. Frank Starkey has only just got back to full fitness and he ran his legs off up front. Although there was a disheartening final score line, this was by far their best performance of the season. The lads play their final preliminary round fixture away to Castlewellan on Thursday evening.
The U-12 Firsts continued their winning ways with a comprehensive away victory over a good Loughinisland side in the Preliminary League on Sunday. Despite a shaky start when they trailed by 4 pts, they totally dominated the remainder of the first half to go in 4 pts up. Playing with the wind in the second half, the boys put in a wonderful hardworking performance interlaced with some superb passages of kick-passing and hand-passing. Tackling and harrying their opponents in all sectors of the pitch, the boys never let their standards drop. Even at the end with the match well won, the boys were too proud to let Loughinisland score with some great defensive work deep inside their own half. This was a performance of which the boys can be very pleased with, but harder tasks lie ahead so plenty of work still to be done. Final score 6-13 to 1-2. Team was, C Moore, D Kelly, C Bentham, C Breen, M Galbraith, R Murphy (0-2), P Smyth (0-1), T Prenter (2-3), N McAuley (0-3), D Barnes, C Lecky (4-1); Subs, R Wynn, R Quinn (0-3), T Smyth.
Training continues on Saturday mornings at 10.30am for the U-10’s but there will also be an additional session from this week, with training taking place on Thursday evenings at 7pm,
Under 8’s/10’s 12’s are reminded that bookings are now being taken for Cúl Camps at RGU in July. More details from Ciaran Cunningham
Gaeltacht grants are available to all Club juveniles who study Irish at post primary level. For more information contact Maria on 07912029095 or Roisin on 07871744103
This weeks lotto numbers were 2, 3,15, and 27. Jackpot not won, 4 share £100. Next week’s jackpot £1600
Set dancing continues on Tuesday nights at 7.30. Anyone interested just turn up or ring Johnny on 07710369509. For party bookings ring Brian on 07745496213.
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